Manchester City face potential FA Cup semi-final clash with Liverpool, as Chelsea meet Palace

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Manchester City will meet Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-finals if Jurgen Klopp’s Reds see off Nottingham Forest in their quarter-final tie, while Chelsea will face Crystal Palace.

City’s 4-1 win over Southampton means Pep Guardiola’s side have reached the final four consecutive seasons, last lifting the trophy with a 6-0 win over Watford in 2019.

Liverpool, on the other hand, lost on penalties in each of their last two meetings at Wembley and City, doing so in the 2016 EFL Cup final and the 2019 Community Shield, both games ending 1-1 later. more.

After defeating the Saints on Sunday, Guardiola’s Premier League leaders have now scored four or more goals in 80 different games under his management, with Liverpool doing so 58 times in that time, the second highest number among English clubs.

Chelsea finished second in the FA Cup in the last three seasons, and after their last four straight defeats with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday, they will be looking to record a third consecutive Eagles victory for Patrick Viera this time. season.

Palace’s 4-0 quarter-final victory over Everton means they have won four games in a row for the first time since 2016, when they lost to Manchester United in the final.

Should Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea progress in this match, they could face a repeat of last season’s Champions League final, where they beat Man City 1-0 with a goal from Kai Havertz.

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